schools help Haiti
Local schools have been fundraising to help the relief efforts of the Haitian earthquake victims. The following is a roundup of the schools who have been chipping in:
North Yarmouth Academy middle school held a Fun Night on Friday, Jan. 29 to benefit Theo’s Work, Inc./FreeTheKids.org, a non-profit organization that helps Haitian orphans. The students raised over $900 from the Fun Night that featured an open gym, games, food and dancing for NYA middle school students.
Jessie Brewer, a Falmouth High School special education teacher who volunteered in Haiti as a college student, has led her students in a card-marking activity featuring Haitian art. She reprinted and sold the cards throughout the area, raising several hundred dollars for Haitian relief efforts.
Students of the French School of Maine, L’Ecole Francaise du Maine, are raising money to help rebuild their affiliated French school in Haiti, the Centre Alcibiade-Pommayrac, that was destroyed in the earthquake. Mission Laïque Française member schools, including Freeport’s French School of Maine, are collecting donations for a special fund that has been created through the CIC Transatlantic Bank. Checks can be made out to L’Ecole Française du Maine, Attn: Elodie Chancelier, Assistant to the Head of School, The French School of Maine, P.O. Box 737, South Freeport, ME 04078.
Falmouth’s elementary schools both held a Change for Haiti fundraiser. Students at the Plummer-Motz School collected $1,812.12 to benefit nonprofit Hope for Haiti and students at the D.W. Lunt School collected $1,482 to benefit the American Red Cross Haitian relief efforts.
Greely Middle School eighth grade student Julia Wallingford, a member of a youth group at Life Church in Gorham called Stainless, is participating in World Vision’s “30 Hour Famine,” on Feb. 28 to raise awareness and money to fight hunger and help feed and care for families in Haiti. For information about the 30 Hour Famine or to donate, please visit 30hourfamine.org.